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We are dedicated to providing companies and executives with the highest quality solutions, tools, education, research, late-breaking news and advisory support in corporate governance available for governance needs around the globe. We work with all forms or companies and organizations, including private and public corporations and associations, non-profit organizations and executives and teams with a passion for better governance practices.

Boardwise offers its services both directly and to members of its Boardwise program. Members of our program receive additional services and favorable rates for services. Boardwise manages its Boardwise program in strategic cooperation with its expert worldwide partners, including: Deloitte, pwc, Marcum, Board Prospects, Proformative, The United Nations Institue for Training and Research, DLA Piper, Pillsbury, Spencer Stuart, Boyden, Tenent, Compensia, Intrabond Capital B.V., Inc., Watermark Institute, Hamlin Harkins, Ltd., Protiviti and cfos2Go. In addition, Boardwise has active affiliations with major international universities and governance associations dedicated to governance improvement. Boardwise located in San Francisco, California and Hanoi, Viet Nam.

Boardwise provides board candidate assessments,continuing education and governance certification programs directly and in conjunction with Board Prospects, LLC and the Illumeo. Learn more about these new program offerings at and

Boardwise brings to its members the highest, more advanced resources available to help with any governance challenges you may face.

We encourage you to visit our site to learn more, call our office to ask questions, or schedule an appointment to discuss how we can assist you with a tailored plan to meet your needs.

We commit to providing you the highest level of governance service and support in the world!

If you work with a board or serve on a board, it helps to understand how the board sees its role. Boards can range from hands-on operational to regulatory to strategic. How you support the board will differ, based on its type. More importantly, determining which approach is best for the company is key to long-term success. This course helps you evaluate what type of board you deal with today. It provides a way to assess if the current way it operates is best for the company and outlines and what it takes to evolve if not.

Should you support what is or challenge for change? What does it take to become strategic? How do you help maximize the board’s value to your company? Which type of board is a best fit for you? This course provides guidance for you and for your board’s future.

The webinar is available via our educational partner, illumeo.

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Certification & Training

The Center provides several options for professional certification to serve on boards. Board Professional Expert Certification Series. Become an exemplary board leader by taking this four level series, which includes two days of training per level..

Programs & Seminars

In addition to certification training, the Center provides specialized global programs on late-breaking governance issues. Directors can learn from seasoned, expert public company directors who have the knowledge and experience to keep directors in dynamic,..

Customized Programs

Boardwise offers customized programs for corporations with specific interests and needs, including key topics such as, development of internal executives for board roles, enhancing board team effectiveness, mitigating risk, improving strategy..

Board Evaluations

Members of credit associations, e.g., the Shanghai Services Trade Association will incorporate in their credit assessment whether companies complete an annual board evaluation each year. Those companies that do will receive acknowledgement in their credit rating..

Board Candidate Assesments

Boardwise offers a best-in-class online assessment, Board Bona FideTM, to vet and qualify potential directors. Boardwise maintains a registry of these candidate for consideration worldwide as a free source for its Boardwise members..



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